New data released by the U.S. Census Bureau show that 28.5 million people did not have health insurance in 2017.
Blog: Public Health Scholars Respond to a New Effort to Repeal the Affordable Care Act
Last December’s tax law eliminated the tax penalty associated with the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA’s) individual shared responsibility penalty (or individual mandate). Although the mandate still exists in the ACA, the financial penalty associated with not purchasing affordable insurance has been eliminated.
States Including DC Considering Individual Mandates
Washington, DC, is among the states that began considering implementing individual responsibility mandates to require citizens to purchase health insurance after the Affordable Care Act’s mandate was terminated by the Tax Act of 2017 signed into law last month. In his role as an executive board member for the District of Columbia’s health insurance exchange, Milken Institute School of Public Health Professor Leighton Ku is chairing a working group exami